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Seasonal Produce Guide 2024 launch

Fruit eNews edition 174

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Monday, 27 November 2023, 12.00pm

In this edition:
  • Seasonal Produce Guide 2023-24 Launch
  • Taiwan cherry box cards
  • Fruit Growers Tasmania in partnership with ANZ
  • Celebrating the importance of our agricultural industry
  • Berries Australia team in Tassie
  • Be prepared for internet outages
  • Upping the ante in the fight against food waste
  • AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship Program
  • New Regional Tech Hub local liaison officer for Tasmania
  • Promoting safe driving for overseas workers
  • Registration open for Hort Connections 2024
  • Last chance to get tickets to the Future Orchards International Tour in NZ
  • Cider Awards 2023
  • 26TEN Workplace Grants
  • Sustainable Institutional Food Procurement Tasmania survey results

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Don Farrell, Minister for Trade with Vivian Zhao and a basket of Tasmanian Tiger Fuji apples.

Fruit eNews edition 173

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Sunday, 19 November 2023, 12.00pm

In this edition:
  • Tasmanian apples star in Prime Minister's visit to International Import Expo in Shanghai
  • Fruit Growers Tasmania in partnership with ANZ
  • Horticulture Showcase
  • Participate in Berries or Summerfruit pest, weed and disease survey
  • On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme
  • Rebates to improve digital connectivity for farmers
  • Future Drought Fund funding - Have Your Say
  • Tasmanian Biosecurity Strategy 2023-2027 launched
  • Introducing BeeTAS!
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace webinar
  • Navigating Carbon & Biodiversity Markets workshop
  • Agriculture Resilience and Mental Health Webinar
  • New test to bolster defences against catastrophic ‘hitchhiker’
  • Hort Innovation - Independent Review of Performance 2018-2023

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Resilient Farming Tas banner

Fruit eNews edition 172

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Sunday, 12 November 2023, 8.00am

In this edition:
  • Growing farm business resilience
  • An appetite for innovation keeps Spreyton Fresh
  • Cherry importer briefing
  • Small hive beetle restrictions remain in place
  • Hort Innovation Annual General Meeting
  • Participate in your industry's pest, weed and disease survey
  • Fresh Produce Safety Conference Workshop 3
  • Skills Insight workshops
  • Future Orchards Trial Program applications closed
  • Have your say about food safety communications
  • New rules for fixed term contracts
  • Does your business need a Food Safety Supervisor?
  • Technology driven apple orchards & smarter pear orchards
  • WorkSafe Tasmania month webinars
  • Forthside Research Facility field day

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Fruit eNews edition 171

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Friday, 3 November 2023, 8.00am

In this edition:
  • The wait is over…the Tasmanian berry season is underway!
  • Diversity in Agriculture Leadership Program
  • Don’t miss out on APAL's Future Orchards Spring Walk
  • Berries Australia team coming to Tas
  • Australian Pollinator Count
  • Experts share advice on planting for bees
  • New cherry picked podcast
  • Exploring the future of agriculture and education webinar
  • Cherry Growers Australia AGM
  • New Tassie ag leadership program builds skills and knowledge
  • Members appointed to the apple and pear strategic industry panels
  • Fire, farms and the unpredictable

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Ian Smith
Photo: R&R Smith

Fruit eNews edition 170

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Friday, 27 October 2023, 12.00pm

In this edition:
  • Remembering Ian Smith: An icon of the Tasmanian apple industry
  • Treatment of fresh fruit before it enters WA
  • Don’t miss out on the Future Orchards Spring Walks 2023
  • ChemCert Training – South
  • Notice of SAI 2023 Annual General Meeting
  • On-farm Emergency Water Infrastructure Rebate Scheme now open
  • Learning to live with Varroa mite
  • PALM Scheme labour sending unit shutdown over Christmas period
  • Seed to Success – AWiA 2023 Conference
  • Tasmanian Agricultural Precinct
  • Hort Innovation news
  • Public comments are now open for Fair Farms documents
  • Fixed Term Contract changes

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Safety induction videos

Fruit eNews edition 169

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Friday, 20 October 2023, 12.00pm

In this edition:
  • Harvest induction videos available
  • The Heat is on!
  • Tasmanian strawberry season in full swing with pickers in high demand
  • Australia kicks off cherry season with high hopes
  • APAL’s 2023 Annual General Meeting
  • TIA Honours seminar
  • Register now – Future Orchards Spring Walks 2023
  • Prepare your business for bushfire season
  • Berries Australia team visiting Tas
  • Primary Employers Tasmania scholarships
  • AgriFutures Rural Women's Award
  • Keep Tassie fruit fly free
  • Learn about bee-friendly pest management

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Labour workshop

Fruit eNews edition 168

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Friday, 13 October 2023, 12.00pm

In this edition:
  • Don’t miss out on the upcoming harvest labour workshop
  • Agritech firm seeks growers’ input on analytics project
  • Profile - Tasmanian Raspberry Canes
  • Australia’s fresh produce industry enroute to Vietnam to celebrate growing trade
  • Notice of RABA 2023 Annual General Meeting
  • Notice of ABGA 2023 Annual General Meeting
  • Investors back fruit tech innovator with NZ$5 million
  • Soil Moisture Mapping System
  • National Agricultural Traceability
  • Ensuring Authenticity with Cherry Provenance Verification
  • Boosting trade and investment with Southeast Asia
  • Farm Business Resilience Program - make the most of what is on offer
  • Congratulations to Andrew Smith
  • Funding available for Future Orchards Trial Program
  • Feed your mind, feed the world camp
  • AgriFutures podcast - Learning from our neighbours: how NZ lives with varroa
  • Future Orchards International Tour – New Zealand
  • Celebrate Australia's diverse pollinators
  • Skills Insight Workforce Plan revised and published
  • Delve into consumer insights in sustainability
  • Have your say on soils – national soils survey
  • Are you pursuing an innovative idea in the agrifood sector?

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AFL stand 2023 with people

Fruit eNews edition 167

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Friday, 6 October 2023, 12.00pm

In this edition:
  • Asia Fruit Logistica 2023
  • Harvest labour focus at upcoming AGM workshop
  • Berry Growers Field Day
  • Berries Australia team visiting Tasmania
  • From barrister to berry boss, how Stephanie Terry is changing the farm game
  • Future Orchards Spring Walks 2023 – Save the date!
  • Calling all apple, berry, cherry and grape growers
  • Awards for Excellence in Women's Leadership
  • Plant Export Industry Advice Notice
  • Survey into global production and operating costs
  • Farm Investment webinar
  • Annual Investment Plans now available
  • RAW Impact report
  • Register for the 2023 Drought Ready Tasmania Forum
  • Tasmanian Business Advice and Support Roadshow
  • APEN conference 2023
  • The latest Ag Chemical Update is available
  • Tourism Emissions Reduction Grant Program
  • Grants to access training for your staff
  • Minor use permit extended
  • Coordination project underway to advance farm waste discussions
  • Export Fundamentals for Australian Fruit & Vegetable Growers

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Labour workshop

Fruit eNews edition 166

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Friday, 29 September 2023, 12.00pm

In this edition:
  • Harvest labour focus at upcoming AGM workshop
  • Fruit Growers Tasmania Board update
  • Berry Growers Field Day
  • 2024 Trade Missions & Trade Shows
  • Consumer insights in sustainability webinar
  • Cherries Traceability Pilot
  • Tasmanian Agricultural Technology Guide
  • TIA end of year Honours Seminar
  • Nuffield Australia 2024 Scholars announced
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Blueberry Market Access for South Australia
  • Ag Trade Apprenticeship Project: Register for Consultation Workshops
  • AgriFutures Australia opportunities
  • AHC Improvements Project: There is Still Time to Have Your Say
  • Agricultural Training Centre of Excellence
  • Climate Services for Agriculture becomes My Climate View
  • Austrade news

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SHB restriction area 5km
Photo: Biosecurity Tasmania

Fruit eNews edition 165

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Friday, 22 September 2023, 9.00am

In this edition:
  • SHB response - restrictions easing while inspections continue
  • Varroa mite response transitions to management
  • Berry Growers Field Day
  • Pre-season positivity at Serve-Ag Field Day
  • Tassie takes big bite of national apple funding
  • Plant Export Industry Advice Notice
  • Register for the 2023 Drought Ready Tasmania Forum
  • Shape the future of the apple and pear industry
  • Shape the future of the berry industry
  • National Cherry Season Launch Webinar
  • Calling all Tasmanian fruit growers - please help out with a short survey
  • Nominations are now open for Fair Farmer of the Year Award
  • Fair Farms Webinar - When the union calls
  • Primary Employers Tasmania Workshops
  • International consumer demand for the cherry industry
  • Tasmanian business views on industrial relations reforms
  • Food and Grocery Code Independent Reviewer’s annual suppliers survey
  • National Farm Safety Education Survey

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